Georgia

Save the Spit on Sea Island, GA

Victory | March 16 2015

Coastal Preservation

To preserve the coastline on this fragile spit of land in Georgia and surrounding public beaches.

Developers tried to develop a fragile, eroding part of the south tip of Sea Island called the Spit.  The Georgia Chapter worked to prevent the issuance of building permits on this ecologically sensitive and important parcel of land on the Georgia Coast.  This campaign culminated in a lawsuit settlement that preserved 90% of the sea island spit area, including over 80 acres in a land conservation easement and funding for a five-year study on the coastal erosion and sand supply system in this part of coastal Georgia.  See more details here: http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/6512 

Coastal Preservation

Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.

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